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Protobothrops dabieshanensis HUANG, PAN, HAN, ZHANG, HOU, YU, ZHENG & ZHANG, 2012

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dabie Mountains Pit Viper
Chinese: 大别山原矛头蝮 
SynonymProtobothrops dabieshanensis HUANG, PAN, HAN, ZHANG, HOU, YU, ZHENG & ZHANG 2012
Protobothrops dabieshanensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 572 
DistributionChina (Anhui)

Type locality: Yaoluoping Nature Reserve in the Dabie Mountains (30°58'17” N, 116°04’12” E, 1210 m elevation), Anhui, China  
TypesHolotype: AHU 2011-EE-Hp01 fide WALLACH et al. 2014 (pictured in paper but no museum information provided) 
CommentThis may not be a valid description as no further type information is provided.

Distribution: see map in Guo et a. 2016: 8 (Fig. 1). Note that longitude and latitude have been inverted in the original paper. The coordinates here are correct.

Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality in the Dabie Mountains. 
  • GUO, PENG; QIN LIU, TAO WEN, RONG XIAO, MING FANG, GUANGHUI ZHONG, NGUYEN Q. TRUONG, FEI ZHU, ROBERT C. JADIN, CAO LI 2016. Multilocus phylogeny of the Asian Lance-headed pitvipers (Squamata, Viperidae, Protobothrops). Zootaxa 4093 (3): 382–390 - get paper here
  • HUANG, Xin; Tao PAN, Demin HAN, Liang ZHANG, Yinxu HOU, Lei YU, Heming ZHENG and Baowei ZHANG 2012. A New Species of the Genus Protobothrops (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (3): 213–218 - get paper here
  • Maritz, Bryan; Johannes Penner, Marcio Martins, Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović, Stephen Spear, Laura R.V. Alencar, Jesús Sigala-Rodriguez, Kevin Messenger, Rulon W. Clark, Pritpal Soorae, Luca Luiselli, Chris Jenkins, Harry W. Greene 2016. Identifying global priorities for the conservation of vipers. Biological Conservation, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.004 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
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